Family and Medical Leave

Family and Medical Leave

Getting the Family and Medical Leave Time You Deserve
The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) require many employers to grant unpaid leave to an employee after the birth of a child, the arrival of an adopted child, to care for a sick relative, or when the employee is ill. These laws apply to private and public employers with 50 or more employees. Any employer covered under state or federal law must grant unpaid leave of up to 12 weeks annually to eligible employees if the employee falls into one of these situations.

Some employers, however, refuse to grant this type of leave. Others find ways to penalize the employee, such as reassignment to a less desirable position after the employee returns to work. These can be violations of the law. If you have suffered discrimination of this type, you may be entitled to compensation for your financial losses. And by taking action, you can help stop violations from occurring again.

How the Family and Medical Leave Act Applies to You
The California and federal laws regarding family and medical leave time are quite complex. The best thing for you to do in seeking leave time is to work through your company’s human resources department.

If you believe that you have been unfairly denied leave time, we may be able to obtain compensation and justice for you. Our attorneys understand the complexities of employment law and how to use the legal system to get results for our clients. In taking your case, we will carefully document your claim and pursue it through all appropriate legal venues.

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